Time on Remand
Posted 09 May 2010 - 10:51 AM
Thus the court aknowledges the fact that time served on remand counts as a punishment. With that in mind does anyone know how, or if, people that are aquitted are compensated if they spent a sinificant (or any) time on remand?
Posted 09 May 2010 - 01:36 PM
. With that in mind does anyone know how, or if, people that are aquitted are compensated if they spent a sinificant (or any) time on remand?
I quote the Prison Reform Trust :
An acquitted defendant is not automatically entitled to compensation, and it has been the exception rather than the rule for any compensation to be payable.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:05 PM
and so why is that? surely if someone has been held, although innocent, they should be recompensed: The judicial system recognises that time on remand is a punishment (as it sentences people to "time served" and so on) so surely it must recognise that people held and aquitted have been punished but have are not guilty in law.
Posted 10 May 2010 - 03:45 PM
If it were the case you could compensation for being found not guilty having served time on remand, why not for time spent in a police cell after you'd been arrested?